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Banana Bread Smoothie

If you can’t bake it, blend it. I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of smoothies, since they’re easy for me to digest right now. When Jen sent me this new recipe to try, I had a hunch that I’d love it. And I did. Jen knows what she’s doing. This smoothie is one hundred different […]

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Five Essential Raw Food Tools

Whether you’re cooking with heat or going raw, you don’t need a ton of fancy gadgets to prepare a meal. It’s definitely possible to produce delicious, raw creations with nothing more than a good quality knife. However, there are many tools out there that make the job a whole lot easier and quicker! Here are […]

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Raw Pizza

When I returned home from the hospital last week, I was seriously bummed out. Sad. Disheartened. Frustrated. Angry. And to top it all off, I had to miss out on a girls weekend of shopping in Seattle (boo!). I wondered, was the raw food healing challenge over for me? Should I throw in the towel […]

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Setbacks and Sunburgers

I’ve hit a snag in my 28-day Raw Food Healing Challenge. For the last few days, I’ve been in the hospital with a partial small bowel obstruction, which is characterized by bloating, nausea, vomiting and extreme abdominal pain. I was released yesterday afternoon, after the obstruction passed on its own. It’s likely that the obstruction […]

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More uncooking: Intro to Raw Food at the RAW Foundation

Last month, as part of my schoolwork at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, I took a course in raw food preparation at Organic Lives, which inducted me into the world of raw ‘cooking’. Then, a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to participate in a class at the RAW Foundation that was hosted by […]

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Fruit Rollups

(Psst – looking for advice on how to eat gluten-free or dairy-free? Check out my one-to-one nutrition consulting services here.) Did you ever wrap a fruit rollup around your finger as a child, then gnaw away at it until you were left with a sticky, goopy mess? I sure did. Gross. Rest assured, I ate […]

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The 28-Day Raw Food Healing Challenge

Today begins a new series of posts on The Copycat Cook about raw food and healing. For the next month, I’ll be exploring raw food recipes and sharing them with you. Why raw? Why now? Read on to find out! How I got here More than 12 years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease […]

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Adventures in Raw ‘Cooking’

Over the last two days, my classmates and I learned about preparing food at Organic Lives, an organic restaurant here in Vancouver. We gorged on superfoods like avocado and coconut, observed the subtle power of spices, discovered new ingredients and got a little messy. I don’t know a lot about creating raw food, and I […]

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